Monday, May 5, 2014

7 Quotes designed to Bring More Gratitude into Your Life

By: Thomas Signorello  May 5, 2014

Having and expressing gratitude is an important part of one's spiritual practice.  It opens up the heart and activates positive emotional centers in the brain and body. It has a measurable physiological response. The regular practice of gratitude can change the way our synapses fire into more positive automatic patterns via the Autonomic Nervous System. These positive emotions we evoke can soothe upset and distress, while broadening our thinking patterns so we develop an expanding and more macro view of our lives.  

Gratitude is an emotion of disconnectedness, which helps to remind us we that are part of a much larger universe with all living things. Listed below are some quotes about gratitude to help inspire you and deepen your thinking about finding an enduring place for gratitude in your own life.
Gratitude Quotes
  1.  "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust
  2. "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
  3. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
  4. At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer
  5. The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.
-- WIlliam James
  6. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."
-- Oprah Winfrey
  7. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus
How to Bring Gratitude into Your Life

To start bringing more gratitude into your life, you can deliberate and meditate all the things in your own life that help you or give you peace.  You can also write and keep a gratitude journal, posting pictures or creating "vision boards" and writing about the things you feel grateful for each and every day. The holidays are also a great time to express your heartfelt gratitude to friends and family by writing cards and exchanging thoughtful, personal gifts. Baking or sending cookies for neighbors or sharing food with the needy are other ways to show/share/express your appreciation for the abundance that we have. Gratitude can lead to feelings of love, appreciation, generosity, and compassion, which further open our hearts and help reprogram our brains and "mental blueprint" to fire in more positive ways.

Thanks for your time. I appreciate you!
Thomas Signorello

Thomas Signorello is a Professional Networker and Relationship Building Coach/Mentor. He has grown a tremendous business by teaching people the Art of making others feel special and taking relationships made in person and via the Internet, Offline. To learn more about Thomas and how he helps people achieve more abundance in their lives, visit his website by clicking HERE.